Tate Modern Workshop

Kusama in America: Access Hours

Part of the Terra Foundation for American Art Series: New Perspectives


A series of out of hours events specifically designed for neurodiverse visitors to experience the artist Yayoi Kusama’s work created while she lived in New York, between 1957 and 1973

These events are organised and supported by neurodiverse aware Tate staff. Enjoy a quiet gallery environment with additional dedicated quiet zones, limited numbers of people and so very short or no queues, and the opportunity to go through the two installation rooms as many times as you would like.

These events are open to anyone who may be on the Autistic spectrum, has Tourette syndrome, ADD, ADHD, OCD, anxiety, sensory difficulties or disabilities.

Drop-in Access Hours Activity:

During the access hours, you are also invited to join young artist Emi Horley for a fun spotty handkerchief folding activity turning it into a wearable such as a hat, a bandana or a pocket square. This activity is created to enable neurodiverse and disabled visitors, especially young people and children, to engage with our exhibition in a creative and nonverbal way. The process of giving all attendees, plus the Tate staff, a bright handkerchief to either wear or fold, makes everyone feel included in an environment which might for some people feel a little overwhelming.

This activity draws upon Kusama's interest in creating her own New York based clothing range.

Emi Horley herself draws upon her Anglo-Asian heritage and lived experience of autism awareness to deliver events that are sensitive and engaging for everybody, particularly people who might feel excluded.

These events are part of the Kusama in America: Access Programme, a durational series of events coinciding with the Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms exhibition at Tate Modern.

This event is part of the Terra Foundation for American Art Series: New Perspectives

Tate Modern

Entry via the Blavatnik entrance, off Sumner Street

Inside the Yayoi Kusama exhibition, Level 4, Blavatnik Building

London SE1 9TG
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Date & Time

13 June 2022 at 18.00–20.00